“The road to success is paved with the hot asphalt of failure.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take an in-depth look at the complex reliability issues present in today’s automotive designs. Hany Elhak (Cadence Design Systems) and I chat about the role that mixed-signal chips play in the automotive ecosystem, the reality of defect analysis in the … Read More → "Reliability’s Road"
In general, we like light hearted stories on Fish Fry. We like “smart” forks that tell us when we should stop eating. We enjoy 3D printing robots that make pancakes with the faces of famous people. All of that is fine and dandy but sometimes, we have to talk about more serious stuff. Today we are talking about when safety and security is mandatory, when failure is life or … Read More → "When the Undecidable Becomes Decided"
“Your car goes where your eyes go.” – Garth Stein
A brand-new survey of autonomous-vehicle designers tells an interesting story about their progress, their concerns, and their outlook for fully autonomous vehicles.
If I may offer a brief summary: they’re scared $#!%-less.
The survey was … Read More → "Self-Driving Cars: What the Engineers Think"
Ah, Ethernet… our good, reliable, trusty friend from way back. So trusty, in fact, that our cars may soon be running a version of Ethernet for all of the electrification stuff. Leveraging something tried and true should certainly go without a hitch, right?
Well, certainly as compared to coming up with something entirely new, perhaps. But what’s this Ethernet … Read More → "More Efficient Time-Sensitive Ethernet"
“It feels good when it stops.”
It’s beyond dispute that cars are safer than ever before. Some of that is due to basic physics – cars have thicker doors, tougher roofs, shatterproof glass, bigger bumpers, and so on – and some is due to electronics. We now have cars with automatic cruise control, automatic distance-keeping, and limited automatic piloting. </ … Read More → "Don’t Trust the Robot Driving Your Car"
There’s a big change coming in the automotive world. “Duh,” you say? “Um, hello! Self-driving!” you insist? Well, yes, that too, but that’s not the change I’m talking about. This change applies whether self-driving ever happens or not.
It’s electrification. Drive-by-wire. As we alluded to Read More → "Putting Strays in their Place"